"Please help me with chronic gastroenteritis"
About: St John's Hospital / Gastroenterology St John's Hospital Gastroenterology EH54 6PP
Posted by C4T (as ),
I have had a swollen and distended stomach for more than 3 years. I can't eat anything without severe pain in my gut followed by either sickness, nausea, diarhhea or constipation. My top size has gone from size 12 to size 16/18, whereas the rest of me is unchanged. I watch everything I eat, eliminating wheat, dairy, processed food etc etc but can't pinpoint the problem. I am in pain and discomfort all the time and as a single parent and full time working mum with a good job, I am finding it very difficult to keep going.
I have had internal tests, which have shown that my upper and lower bowel is inflamed and sensitive but no treatment or help to manage this condition. I was eventually prescribed by the consultant - after 3 years and months of correspondence pleading - with tablets which have recently come on the market. They showed a minimal improvement in my condition and then it worsened so that I don't know what my bowel is going to do from hour to hour. I can't cope with this - I have no quality of life - please help me!